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  • UTQG Treadwear Numbers: What Do They Mean?
  • …calls about a tire's life and the tire's relationship to its assigned UTQG treadwear indicator. UTQG numbers are assigned to indicate a tires overall level of performance and tread hardness. These numbers beginning at 0 for race products and traveling north of 800 for some of the longest lasting all-season…

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  • FAQ - TIRES
  • …determined? * What does speed rating mean and what is correct for my vehicle? * When are winter / snow tires no longer appropriate for the next season? * Why can't I use run-flat tires without a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)? * Why can't I use only two winter tires? * Where do I find the tire…

  • FAQ - WHEELS
  • …when I purchase new wheels? * How do you know what wheel fits my vehicle? * What does offset mean? How does it relate to backspacing? * What is the purpose of centering rings? Are they required? * Why do I need to re-torque the lug hardware on new wheels? * What happens if I don't buy Tire Pressure…

  • FAQ - BRAKES
  • What are glazed pads? * Why are my new brake pads producing noise and dust? * Why are my brakes wearing unevenly? * What are brake pad bed-in procedures? * Is there such a thing as a dust-free brake pad? * Can I install new brake pads with my old brake rotors? * What is brake pad bedding-in and why do

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  • FAQ - SUSPENSION
  • What is alignment? * Why doesn't my suspension kit look like the photo shown online? * How do I measure my vehicle's ride height? * When should I have my vehicle alignment checked/adjusted? * Why don't the part numbers printed on the springs match the kit number on the box label and my invoice? What's

  • Dashing through the snow!
  • …least try and help people make a truly educated decision, and know what they are sacrificing or what they can expect out of the purchase of their snow tires. Let’s start by talking about geographic location. There are a large number of places throughout the country that see very little snowfall, maybe…

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  • Your Questions About UTQG Ratings Answered
  • …Should I use these ratings to decide what tire is best? Short answer: No. While they contain some useful information, UTQG ratings are generally not sufficient to judge the actual quality of a tire. This is especially true of the treadwear rating. The treadwear number is determined by the tire manufacturer…

  • How much do you know about the reflectors in your headlights?
  • …each other, which helps to create a very tight beam of light. And that means these reflectors aren't typically used when low-beam light patterns are required. DE light technology reflectors mirror what common slide projectors do with light. The light beam is reflected to a focusing lens that projects…




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